There is an element of recent public discourse that appears to be missing: truth. Be it alternate facts or fake news, many pundits and politicians no longer shackled by reality feel free to say whatever the situation calls for. And though this may seem like a recent phenomenon, it is not. The Humane Society of the United States has been promulgating alternative facts for years, starting with their name.
Despite the words “humane society” on its letterhead, the HSUS uses alternative facts to imply they are affiliated with your local animal shelter. They are not. The HSUS uses cute and cuddly or pitiful creatures in its’ fundraising materials, inferring they run spay/neuter programs or take in stray, neglected, and abused pets. They do not. And despite assuming the facade of actual cash-strapped animal protection agencies dedicated to animal welfare, the HSUS has become the wealthiest animal rights organization on earth.